So many instructional design jobs ask for 3-5 years of experience, but how are you supposed to get experience if you don't HAVE experience?
The key thing to remember when you face this question is that most employers want someone who can quickly hit the ground running on their team. And to contribute quickly, you really need to have the right skills.
By developing your skillset and showing your skills off in the best light on your portfolio website, you can hop directly into roles that ask for years of experience.
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